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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.

Archive for April, 2010

By Daniel Roth, WIRED, May 2010 I, for one, am sick of all the fear mongering re China’s impending global supremacy. We’re afraid they are taking our jobs. We’re afraid they’re becoming too much like us. (How presumptuous to burn coal to fuel an industrial revolution!) Oh wait, now they’re beating us to a clean […]


By Sewell Chan and Binyamin Appelbaum, New York Times , April 23, 2010 6 ideas from academia. Some are radical, but maybe that’s just what we need right now. Find out who said what and what they mean by it: “End the Dollar’s Supremacy” “Give Bankruptcy a Chance” “Bonds Can Regulate Banks, Too” “Compound Interest […]


By John Tierney , New York Times, April 19, 2010 Turquoise, which is Stewart Brand’s term for a new breed of environmentalist combining traditional green with a shade of blue, as in blue-sky open-minded thinking. A Turq, he hopes, will be an environmentalist guided by science, not nostalgia or technophobia… Technological progress, not nostalgia or […]